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A mortgage company identified during a nationwide sweep monitoring compliance with federal privacy laws has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it failed to adequately protect customers’ personal and financial information. In late 2004, the FTC charged the company with violating the Gramm...
Commission approval of Federal Register notice: The Commission has approved the publication of a Federal Register notice announcing the regulatory review of two rules scheduled for 2005, as well as its revised 10-year schedule for reviewing rules and guides overall.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has issued final summaries of identity theft and general consumer rights and revised furnisher and user notices under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA). Consumer...
Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., a national seller of pet food, supplies, and services, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that security flaws in its www.PETCO.com Web site violated privacy promises it made to its customers and violated federal law. The agency alleges that, contrary...
As part of a nationwide compliance sweep, the Federal Trade Commission has charged two mortgage companies with violating the agency's Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Safeguards Rule by not having reasonable protections for customers' sensitive personal and financial information. In an administrative...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on different approaches to determining a “fair and reasonable” fee for credit scores under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). FACTA, which was enacted on December 4, 2003, amends the...
There is a related federal case.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that Privo, Inc. has been approved as a “safe harbor” program under the terms of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA’s ‘safe harbor’ provision is designed to encourage increased industry self-regulation. Under this provision,...
Commission authorization of joint amicus brief filing: The Commission has authorized the filing of a joint amicus brief with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in 3M Company v. LePage’s Inc., No. 02-18625, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case concerns a jury verdict from the Third...

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